A four activity model of psychotherapy and its relationship to eye movement desensitization and reprocessing and other methods of psychotherapy

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This paper presents a general, information processing, model of psychotherapy based on Shapiro's EMDR, that includes both recently developed and traditional psychotherapy methods. It is posited that methods of psychotherapy can be conceptualized as employing up to four categories of activity to promote adaptive functioning. These activities include: (1) accessing of information already acquired; (2) introduction of new information; (3) facilitation of the processing of information; (4) inhibition of accessing. The third category, facilitation of processing, includes abstract activity, and represents a relatively new development in psychotherapy.

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English

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Howard Lipke

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“A four activity model of psychotherapy and its relationship to eye movement desensitization and reprocessing and other methods of psychotherapy,” Francine Shapiro Library, accessed December 2, 2020, https://emdria.omeka.net/items/show/16760.

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